Despite what you might be reading about layoffs, the job market is still good, especially in our field. When I first heard about layoffs I started looking at what was available and I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw. I'm positive that everybody who was affected will be able to find a new job within a month or two at the most.
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I agree the economy is on the sluggish side, but I do see quite a bit of jobs posted on LinkedIn still and it’s true that most of the people working in Newark, Cepheid will find jobs thanks to the efforts of the company. They reached out to Bloom Energy and Intuitive Surgical who did on-site job fairs and the majority of Associates on my shift have secured positions before even getting laid off. Bottom line there is truth in both comments. Some higher paid folks may have difficulty securing a job due to sluggish economy, but most of the lower paid Associates will have employment. The economy is not terrible, however, it is tinkering on the edge of recession thanks to high gas prices and the Fed raising rates. I’m hoping we have a strong come back in 2023!
You have no idea what you are talking about. There is two jobs for one job seeker. Many of the job seekers do not have a job, recent lay off, etc. and others are vying for a better position with the continued downward spiral of the economy, recession, depression. I have been looking for three months after my most recent layoff. I was also in the job market 18 months ago and that was much more optimistic, found a job in a week. Now, many green banners on LinkedIn, many people posting they were laid off and are a single parent who must find work immediately to support kids, etc. I have never seen so many people posting that they have submitted hundreds of applications and hardly any interviews, and are desperately reaching out to their network. Open your eyes. These are trying and challenging times.